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FAILING, George E. - resided IL & OK - who were his ancestors?

FAILING, George E. - resided IL & OK - who were his ancestors?

Jay C Failing Jr. (View posts)
Posted: 996733610000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1152951611000
My father was George J.C. Failing of Garber Oklahoma, later, Enid, Oklahoma. His father was George E Failing of Mendota, Illinois, later Tulsa, Garber, Enid, who pioneered the portable rotary oil/water drilling rig, built international business, sold out in 1957 to Westinghouse Corp. I am looking for who came before George in Mendota. Also, does our name exist in Europe? Or did it get changed at Ellis Island like so many. Was it German Fehling, or Irish O'Faelin, or....? There is much colorful history of the Failings I would be glad to share, find our common ancestor. E-mail me. Best wishes.

Have a George E. FAILING who lived in NE

Posted: 1002335962000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1152951683000
Surnames: FAILING
I have a George E. Failing but in the later years of his life lived near his sister in Nebr.

FAILING, George - of Mendota, IL - who were his ancestors?

Jay Failing (View posts)
Posted: 1002359947000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1152951759000
Surnames: FAILING
My great grandfather George Failing lived in Mendota Illinois,
then in later years Tulsa Oklahoma, and also San Diego California. His son, George E. Failing, lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Garber OK, and finally Enid Ok. He was the inventor and manufacturer of portable rotary drilling rigs for oil
and water well drilling. My father, George JC Failing invented the fluted traveling kelly and hydraulic systems for the rigs.
My great grandfather invented the first bottling machine in the world, including using cork in the caps, and sold it to Coca-Cola in the early 1900's. I am looking for information re: George Failing of Mendota, Illinois, and prior. There are some Failings in Baker, California, where they had a restaurant.

Were my FAILINGs Palatines from the Mohawk Valley of NY state?

Jay Failing (View posts)
Posted: 1042010464000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1152951884000
Research has shown me that Failing derived from Fehling. The Fehling's originated in Prussia(predating Germany), a region known as Palatine. There were many distinguished doctors in this family. I have also noted that there were some inventions, inventors bearing the name Fehling. This genetic trait runs in the family lines Failing and Fehling. I believe these lines go to upstate New York and began in the late 1600's and through the 1700's. Looking for a thread from Illinois to New York.

Mohawk Valley (New York state) FAILINGs from the Palatinate

Posted: 1095487744000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1152951986000
Surnames: Failing, Fehling
My husband is one of the Mohawk Valley, New York state Failings. His family came here from Palatinate, Germany in the 1600's through Queen Anne. Fehling is only one of the spellings of Failing/Fehling...including being spelled with a ph.

Re: FAILING, George - of Mendota, IL - who were his ancestors?

Posted: 1392219062000
Classification: Query
My name is Dee Lasley . Looking to try and make a point of contact with Jay C. Failing. We went to Enid High together. Graduated in 67. Went to Sr. prom together..... fell in love. I still think of him so very often. Still have all of your letters. Would love to hear from you. I'm in Savannah, Ga. 912-308-7221

Re: FAILING, George - of Mendota, IL - who were his ancestors?

Posted: 1513309354000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Failing
I know this is an old post but I’m hoping this finds the original poster of this thread. I was in an Antique store today and purchased a book called a personal book for executives with a personalization engraved on the back George E Failing it’s from 1929 and has mentions of drilling.... not sure if your interested in it but if you are please let me know
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